When I saw the title “Let’s Talk About Sext” I figured it was going to be a book where the main characters predominately communicated via sexts. Except, that could not have been further from the plot of this book. In fact, I think they sent about 4 texts (debatable if they were even sexts, really) to each other in the entirety of the book. Anyway… once I got over that – I had to get over the names of the characters. I feel like everyone has to give their characters these unique names with unique spellings and half the time it makes it a lot harder for me to really connect with the characters because I can’t pick someone else with that name to think about as that character. While the male was Brody, which was normal enough, the female was Phebe. I assumed it was an alternate spelling of Phoebe. I kept reading it as plebe and I wasn’t even sure what that word meant but I knew it wasn’t a name.
The book alternates from her POV to his – she is a big successful rich business woman, he dropped everything to take over his uncle’s bar and is barely making ends meet. The two seem to have chemistry from the moment they meet and end up entering into some weird FWB set up that was just stupid from the get go. But I guess without it the book would be pretty short. The romance parts were great, the rest kind of fell flat. Not the worst I’ve read but not the best either. And would it kill them to actually add the images of the emojis into the book instead of just the text descriptions of them? lol
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated. This book is being released February 19, 2019 from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept.
About the Book
Phebe Stark needs a punching bag. No, on second thought, she needs a donut. No, on third thought, she needs to escape into a dark bar with a strong drink. She’s just been harassed, for the umpteenth time, by the slimy supervisor standing between her and a shattered glass ceiling at her high-pressure Atlanta firm. But then a tall, bearded, sexy lumberjack of a bartender saunters over, and suddenly Phebe knows she doesn’t need gin . . . she needs him.
Brody Cantrell didn’t exactly intend to become a bartender. He planned to help out at his ailing uncle’s bar for a year, then get an advanced degree and rise to the top of his field. Instead, he got a Ph.D. in Real Life from his customers. Brody thinks he’s seen everything—until he meets Phebe Stark. And when he gets a load of her fearless sexting skills, he just has to see what’s under that power suit. Brody’s certain they’ll have a good time or two—nothing serious. Then again, all these steamy messages and breathless trysts have him seriously considering . . . Why not?
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.